Photo © Robbie Jack

Directed by

Simon McBurney

Libretto

Emanuel Schikaneder

Translator

Stephen Jeffreys

Conductors

Ben Germon, Pablo Heras-Casado, Gergely Madaras, Mark Wrigglesworth

Set design

Michael Levine

Costume

Nicky Gillibrand

Associate director and movement

Josie Daxter

Lighting

Jean Kalman

Video design

Finn Ross

Sound

Gareth Fry

‘Startling humour and theatrical wizardry’ The Observer
 

Magical instruments. Serpents and sorcerers. Trials of character and courage. When you begin an enchanted journey to find love and wisdom, you have to expect delays on the way.

Mozart‘s timeless classic follows the adventures of Prince Tamino and the bird-catcher Papageno on their quest to rescue Pamina. To assist their mission, they are given musical instruments enhanced with magical powers, which they deploy to conquer the trials and tribulations placed in their path towards a deeper understanding of true love and happiness.

The cast includes Lucy Crowe as Pamina and Rupert Charlesworth singing Tamino, alongside Thomas Oliemans, as Papageno. They are joined by company favourite Brindley Sherratt as Sarastro and the sparkling coloratura of Julia Bauer as the manipulative Queen of Night. Conductor Ben Gernon, Principal Guest at the BBC Philharmonic, makes his ENO debut.

 

A collaboration with English National Opera

Co-production with Dutch National Opera and Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
Original production supported by ENO’s Contemporary Opera Group and the English National Opera Trust

Tour

2019

English National Opera
14 March - 11 April 2019
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2018

Dutch National Opera
7 - 29 September 2018

Festival D'Aix-en-Provence
6 - 24 July 2018

2016

London, English National Opea

2015

Amsterdam, Dutch National Opera

2014

Festival D'Aix-en-Provence

2013

London, English National Opera

2012

Amsterdam, Dutch National Opera